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YoungJu Shin

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
Biography: 

Dr. Shin has been dedicated to extending the scope of health communication and prevention intervention with the focus of culture. Her research intersects with four main areas: 1) substance use and other risk behavior prevention, 2) implementation quality and effect of prevention interventions, 3) media effect and narrative persuasion, and 4) immigrant health and communication.   

Dr. Shin has produced 35 publications including 26 peer-reviewed journal articles (SSCI = 17, Scopus = 9, Other = 2), 2 book chapters, and 5 encyclopedia entries. Her research appears on top-tier communication and public health journals, including American Journal of Community PsychologyCommunication MonographsHealth CommunicationHealth Education ResearchJournal of AdolescenceJournal of Immigrant and Minority HealthJournal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Prevention Science. She has also made 67 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences in communication and public health including American Psychological AssociationAmerican Public Health AssociationInternational Communication Association, National Communication Association, and Society for Prevention Research and received 5 conference awards.

Dr. Shin has been involved in several grant projects serving as co-investigator funded by Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana State Department of Health, and US Department of State. Dr. Shin also served as a faculty collaborator for the Asia Mediated Project funded by US Department of Education and contributed to create an educational, online module for Korean comfort women issue and media coverage in US and Korea. She was competitively selected as one of 11 participants for US.-Korea Next Generation Scholar Program (2018-2019) co-sponsored by Center for Strategic and International Studies, University of Southern California's Korean Studies Institute, and Korea Foundation. Dr. Shin is currently serving as a consultant for the NIH funded grant project on feasibility of a mobile parent-based intervention to reduce alcohol use by high school seniors. 

Education: 

 

  • Ph.D. Health Communication, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University. 2008 - 2012
  • Graduate Course Work Completed. Public Relations, Department of Journalism, Ball State University. 2007 - 2008
  • M.A. Organizational Professional Communication Development, Department of Communication Studies, Ball State University.  2005 - 2007
  • Dean's List, Undergraduate Study Aborad Scholarship Program, Department of Communiction Studies, Ball State University. 2004 -2005
  • B.A. Korean Language and Literature and Media and Communication (dual major), Yeungnam University, Korea. 2000 - 2005
Research Interests: 

Health Communication

Substance Use Prevention Intervention

Family Communication

Immigrant Families and Intercultural Communication

Research Methodology

Research Group: 

Health Communication Initiative

ICGlobal Interest Group

 

 

Publications: 

Substance Use Prevention and Other Risky Behavior Research

[13] Shin, Y., Pettigrew, J., Ray, C. D., & Lu, Y. (accepted). Frequency and importance of interpersonal communication about a school-based intervention with parents, peers, and teachers: Application of the social interface model. Journal of Applied Communication Research.

[12] Shin, Y.,& Johnson, N. L. (2021). Testing effects of awareness of statewide smoke-free air law and risk perception on smoking behaviors. Health Education. Advanced online publication.https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-09-2020-0088

[11] Lu, Y., Shin, Y., Gatua, M. W. Njoroge, M., Gitau, P., Temple, J. R. (2020). Application of the theory of planned behavior to predict smoke intentions: Cross-cultural comparison of American and Kenyan college students. Health Education Research. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyaa041

[10] Lu, Y., Pettigrew, J., Shin, Y., Castillo, M., & Allsup, J. (2020). How does family communication relate to adolescent dating violence and externalizing behaviors? The role of parent-adolescent risk communication and attitudes toward violence in a Nicaraguan Sample. Health Communication. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1750763 

[9] Lu, Y., Shin, Y., Le, V. D., Pettigrew, J., Temple, J. R., Castillo, M. A., & Allsup, J. D. (2020). Prevalence of teen dating violence and cyber dating abuse and their association to substance use in Nicaraguan early adolescents. Health Education120(2), 165-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-01-2020-0006

[8] Shin, Y., Lu, Y., & Pettigrew, J. (2020). Is parent-adolescent drug talk always protective? Testing a new scale of drug talk styles in relation to adolescent personal norms, parental injunctive norms, substance use intentions, and behaviors. Health Communication35, 18-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1536954

[7] Shin, Y., Miller-Day, M., & Hecht, M. L. (2019). Differential effects of parental “drug talk” styles and family communication environments on adolescent substance use. Health Communication, 34(8), 872-880. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1439268

[6] Shin, Y., Pettigrew, J., Miler-Day, M., Hecht, M. L., & Krieger, J. L. (2019). Trends of parent-adolescent drug talk styles in early adolescence. Health Communication, 34(8), 801-810. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1437522

[5] Pettigrew, J., Miller-Day, M., Shin, Y., Krieger, J. L., Hecht, M. L., & Graham, J. W. (2018). Parental messages about substances in early adolescence: Extending a model of drug talk styles. Health Communication33(3), 349-358. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2017.1283565

[4] Shin, Y., & Miller-Day, M. (2017). A longitudinal study of parental anti substance-use socialization for early adolescents’ substance use behaviors. Communication Monographs84(3), 277-297. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2017.1300821

[3] Pettigrew, J., Shin, Y., Stein, J. B., & Raalte, L. J. (2017). Family communication and adolescent alcohol use in Nicaragua, Central America: A test of primary socialization theory. Journal of Family Communication, 17(1), 33-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/15267431.2016.1251921

[2] Choi, H. J., Miller-Day, M., Shin, Y., Hecht, M. L., Pettigrew, J., Krieger, J., Lee, J. K., & Graham, J. W. (2017). Parent prevention communication profiles and adolescent substance use: A latent profile analysis and growth mixture model. Journal of Family Communication, 17(1), 15-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/15267431.2016.1251920

[1] Shin, Y., Lee, J. K., & Miller-Day, M. (2013). The effects of maternal emotional wellbeing on mother-child communication and youth emotional wellbeing in low-income families. Communication Research Reports, 30(1), 1-11.                                          https://doi.org/10.1080/08824096.2012.763025

Implementation Quality and Effect of Prevention Interventions

[6] Hecht, M. L., Shin, Y., Pettigrew, J., Miller-Day, M., & Krieger, J. L. (2018). Designed cultural adaptation and delivery quality in substance use prevention: An effectiveness trial for the keepin’ it REAL curriculum. Prevention Science, 19(8), 1008-1018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s1112-018-0937-y 

[5] Pettigrew, J., Graham, J. W., Hecht, M. L., Miller-Day, M., Krieger, J. L., & Shin. Y. (2015). Adherence and delivery: Implementation quality and program outcomes for the 7th grade keepin' it REAL program. Prevention Science16(1), 90-99. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-014-0459-1

[4] Shin, Y., Miller-Day, M., Pettigrew, J., Hecht, M. L., & Krieger, J. L. (2014). Typology of delivery quality: Latent profile analysis of teacher engagement and delivery techniques in a school based prevention intervention, keepin’ it REAL Curriculum. Health Education Research, 29(6), 897-905. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyu061

[3] Pettigrew, J., Miller-Day, M., Shin, Y., Hecht, M. L., Krieger, J. L., & Graham, J. W. (2013). Describing teacher-student interactions: A qualitative assessment of teacher implementation of the 7th grade keepin’ it REAL substance use intervention. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51(1-2), 43-56. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10464-012-9539-1

[2] Miller-Day, M., Pettigrew, J., Hecht, M. L., Shin, Y., Krieger, J. L., & Graham, J. W. (2013). How prevention curricula are taught under real-world conditions: Types of and reasons for teacher curriculum adaptations in 7th grade drug prevention curriculum. Health Education, 113(4), 324-344. https://doi.org/10.1108/09654281311329259

[1] Hopfer, S., Davis, D., Kam, J. A., Shin, Y., Elek, E., & Hecht, M. L. (2010). A review of elementary school-based substance use prevention programs: Identifying program attributes. Journal of Drug Education40(1), 11-36. https://doi.org/10.2190/DE.40.1.b 

Media Effect and Narrative Persuasion

[5] Shin, Y. (2020). Narrative engagement and interpersonal communication about substance use on adolescent substance use behaviors: A case study of keepin’ it REALWestern Journal of Communication. Advanced online publication.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10570314.2020.1846074

[4] Shin, Y., & Johnson, N. L. (2019). Testing smokers’ media and community resource awareness for tobacco cessation. Health & New Media Research3, 3-20.

[3] Shin, Y., Miller-Day, M., & Hecht, M. L. (2018). Media literacy and parent-adolescent communication about alcohol in media: Effects on adolescent alcohol use. In D. O’Hair (Ed.). Risk and health communication in an evolving media environment (pp. 12-21). New York, NY: Routledge. 

[2] Shin, Y., Miller-Day, M., Hecht, M. L., & Krieger, J. L. (2017). Entertainment education videos as a persuasive tool for school-based substance use prevention intervention, keepin’ it REAL. Health Communication33(7), 896-906.                            https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2017.1321163

[1] Miller-Day, M., Hecht, M. L., Krieger, J. L., Pettigrew, P., Shin, Y., & Graham, J. W. (2015). Teacher narratives and student engagement: Testing narrative engagement theory in drug prevention education. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34(6), 604-620. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261927X15586429

Immigrant Health and Communication

[6] Shin, Y. (2019). How do mothers manage their privacy with adolescents? Exploring mother-adolescent communication in Mexican immigrant families. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships36(11-12), 3733-3751. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407519836282 

[5] Shin, Y., & Maupome, G. (2017). Segmentation of Mexican-heritage immigrants: Acculturation typology and language preference in health information seeking. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health,19(5), 1163-1173. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-016-0401-7

[4] Shin, Y., Lee, J. K., Lu, Y., & Hecht, M. L. (2016). Exploring parental influence on the progression of alcohol use in Mexican- heritage youth: A latent transition analysis. Prevention Science17(2), 188-198. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-015-0596-1

[3] Shin, Y., & Hecht, M. L. (2013). Does parentification place Mexican-heritage youth at risk for substance use? Identifying the intervening nature of parent-child communication about alcohol. Journal of Adolescence36(1), 149-159.                                https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.10.010 

[2] Shin, Y., & Hecht, M. L. (2014). Immigrant family communication and health. In T. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Communication (pp. 690-692). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

[1] Hecht, M. L., & Shin, Y. (2014). Public health interventions in multicultural communities. In T. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Communication (pp. 1126-1129). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

Theories/Research Methods

[5] Shin, Y., & Hecht, M. L. (2018). Communication theory of identity. In Y. Y. Kim (Ed.). International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (pp.1-9). New Jersey, NJ: Wiley.

[4] Shin, Y., & Lu, Y. (2017). Hypothesis formulation. In M. Allen (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods (pp. 675-677). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

[3] Hecht, M. L., & Shin, Y. (2017). Funded research. In M. Allen (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods (pp. 599-602). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

[2] Shin, Y. (2016). Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling. Journal of Research Methodology. Kyungpook National University: The Institute for Basic Social Science, 1, 118-132.

[1] Hecht, M. L., & Shin, Y. (2015). Culture and social and emotional competencies. In J. A. Durlak, C. E. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.). Handbook of social and emotional learning: Research and practice (pp.50- 64). New York, NY: Guilford.

Research Activity: 

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Public Discourse and Media Coverage on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Comparative Case Study in the United States and South Korea. ISSR Seed Grant. Institute for Social Science Research ($8,605) & Hugh Downs School of Human Communication ($3,000), Arizona State University. 2020-2021.

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Social Stigma, Media Sterotyping, and Perceived Discrimination in Korea. A. T. Steele Faculty Research Grant. Center for Asian Research, Arizona State University ($2,500). 2020 - 2021

Shin, Y. (Invited speaker). Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling in Communication Studies Research for PhD students/Postdoctoral researchers at The Antwerp Doctoral School. Flemish Government, Belgium. Joris Van Ouytsel, PI. University of Antwerp (€4000 [$4,378] total costs) 2020 - 2021

Shin, Y. (Consultant). Feasibility of a Mobile Parent-Based Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Use by High School Seniors. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Michael Hecht, PI. REAL Prevention ($1,470,004) 2019 - 2021

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Interracial Marriage in Korea. A. T. Steele Faculty Research Grant. Center for Asian Research, Arizona State University ($2,500). 2019 - 2020

Shin, Y. (Faculty recipient). Social Science Dean’s Philanthropy Faculty Workshop Reserach Fund. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University ($1,000). 2019

Shin, Y. (Co-investigator). Expanding the influence of Dale se REAL in Nicaragua Central America. the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (Managua, Nicaragua), U.S. Department of State, Jonathan Pettigrew (PI). Arizona State University ($800,000). 2016 - 2019

Shin, Y. (Co-PI). Testing the Use of Expressive Arts for the Reduction of Collective Fear in Borderlands Youth. Program for Transborder Communities Research Cluster Grant, Amira De La Gaza (PI), Arizona State University ($15,000). 2016 - 2018

Shin, Y. (Faculty collaborator). Asia Mediated: Interdisciplinary curriculum innovation. U.S. Department of Education, Juliane Schober, PI, Pauline Cheong, Co-PI. Arizona State University, U.S. Department of Education ($189,688 total costs, $1,500 direct costs). 2016 - 2018

Shin, Y. (Faculty recipient). NIH-CDC Faculty Grant Writing Workshop Research Fund. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University ($1,000). 2017

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Joint Effects of Entertainment-Education and Interpersonal Communication for Youth Substance Use Prevention. Research Supports Fund Grant, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($21,995). 2015 -2016 

Shin, Y. (Co-investigator). Adolescent Sexual Assault Study. Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, John Parrish-Sprowl (PI). Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($65,000). 2014 - 2015 

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Mexican-heritage Young Adult Experience of Emotional Parentification during Adolescence. School of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($5,126). 2014 

Shin, Y. (Principal investigator). Mexican-heritage Youth Experience of Emotional Parentification: Mother-Adolescent Dyadic Perspective. IUPUI Developing Diverse Researchers with InVestigative Expertise (DRIVE) Grant, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($14,908). 2013 - 2014

Shin, Y. (Co-investigator). ISDH Tobacco Use and Belief Studies. Indiana State Department of Health, Tamara Leach (PI). Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($159,094). 2012 - 2013 

Shin, Y. (Faculty recipient). Enhanced Mentoring Program with Opportunities for Ways to Excel in Research (EMPOWER) Grant, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ($5,000). 2012 - 2013 

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 792Research
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 463Intercultural Comm Globl Cntxt
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 463Intercultural Comm Globl Cntxt
COM 691Seminar
COM 792Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 463Intercultural Comm Globl Cntxt
COM 692Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 691Seminar
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 463Intercultural Comm Globl Cntxt
COM 608Multivar Stat Anlys Data Comm
COM 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 463Intercultural Comm Globl Cntxt
COM 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
Honors / Awards: 

U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program (2018 - 2019). Center for Strategic and International Studies, University of Southern California Korean Studies Institute, and Korea Foundation.

Journal of Family Communication 2017 Article of the Year Award (2018). Family Communication Division, National Communication Association.

Early Career Poster Session and Social Hour Travel Award (2012). American Psychological Association, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 

Honorable Mention Award for Student Poster Presentation (2012). Society for Prevention Research.

SPR/ECPN Scholarship Travel Award (2012). National Institute of Health (NIH) 

Barnett Program Fund for Public Health Travel Award for American Public Health Association conference (2011). Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University 

Barnett Program Fund for Public Health Travel Award for Modern Modeling Methods Conference and Preconference Workshop (2011). Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University 

SPR/ECPN Scholarship Travel Award (2011). National Institute of Health (NIH) 

Barnett Program Fund for Public Health Travel Award for Society for Prevention Research conference (2011). Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University 

Early Career Poster Session and Social Hour Travel Award (2010). National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), American Psychological Association 

Travel Award for ICPSR Summer Program Workshop  (2010) “Using Secondary Analysis of the National Survey of Parents and Youth” at University of Michigan. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIDA) 

SPR/ECPN Scholarship Travel Award (2010). National Institute of Health (NIH) 

Winner for Cooperative Community Consulting Competition (CCCC) (2007). College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM), Ball State University

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (2005). College of Communication, Information, and Media, Ball State University

Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship (2004-2005). Yeungnam University

Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarships (2001-2004). Yeungnam University

Editorships: 

Editorial Board:

Associate Editor, Health Communication (2020 – present)

Member, Health Communication Section, Journal of Public Relations (2020– present)

Member, Speical Issue on Public Health Communication Issues on the Age of COVID-19, Health Communication (2020)

Member, Speical Issue on the COVID-19 Pandemic, Journal of Family Communication (2020– present)

Invited Member, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (2021 – 2023)

Journal Review Board:

Health Communication Section, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2019 – present)

Professional Associations: 

National Communication Association

International Communication Association

Society for Prevention Research

American Psychological Association

American Public Health Association

Western State Communication Association

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Graduate Comprehensive Exam Ad-Hoc Task Committee (2018 - Present), Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University 

Graduate Admissions Committee (2017 - Present), Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University

Graduate Faculty Committee (2016 - Present), Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University

 

Service: 

Conference Related Services:

 Korean American Communication Association NCA Outreach Program Committee (2019)

 Korean American Communication Association ICA Sub-Committee (2019 – present)

Services to the University at Arizona State University:

Coordinator, ICGlobal Research Collaborative, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University (2019 – present)

Digital Innovation & Pedagogy Strategies Committee, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University (2019 – present)

Personal Committee, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University (2019 – present)